TOEFL is an assessment that the US ETS (Educational Testing Service) uses to test a non – native English speaker’s command of English. TOEFL score is require for those who wish to enter universities in America. It is also a requirement for professionals who plan to work there such as Registered Nurses (RN), Pharmacists, Computer Programmers and so on.
CNN has designed a systematic approach to prepare students for TOEFL and to help them achieve their target scores.
Our TOEFL classes specialize in the following:
Section 1: Listening Strategies
Section 2: Structure and Written Expressions
Section 3: Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary
Section 4: Effective Writing Strategies
The TOEFL examination is currently administered at test around the world in two different formats: the Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) and the Internet – Based TOEFL (iBT). Similar language proficiency skills are tested on both formats, but they are tested in different ways.
Paper – Based TOEFL (PBT)
The PBT is a pencil and paper test that is offered for two purposes. One purpose of the PBT is for placement and progress evaluations. Colleges or other institutions use the PBT to test their students. The scores are not valid outside of the place where they are administered, but the college or institution accepts the PBT that they administer as an official score. This PBT is also called an Institutional TOEFL. The other purpose of the PBT is to supplement the official Internet – Based TOEFL in areas where Internet – based testing is not possible. The scores are usually valid outside of the place where they are administered. This PBT is also called a Supplemental TOEFL.
The paper – Based TOEFL has three parts: Listening Comprehension, Structure and Written Expression, and Reading. In addition, the Test of Written English (TWE) is an essay that is required to provide a writing score. The PBT is a linear test, which means that everyone who takes the TOEFL during the same administration will see the answer the same questions. The total score is based on a scale of 310 – 677.
Internet – Based TOEFL (iBT)
The Internet – Based TOEFL (iBT) is a computer – assisted test that was introduced in September 2005 worldwide. The Internet – Based TOEFL (iBT) was initially referred to as the CBT@ and as the Next Generation TOEFL.
The iBT has for parts: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The Speaking Section was already introduced in 2003 as the TOEFL Academic Speaking Test (TAST). On the four – part iBT most of the questions are independent, but some of the questions are integrated. For example, you may be asked to listen to a lecture or read a text, and then speak or write a response. The total score is based on a scale of 1 – 20.
TIMETABLE for the TOEFL iBT
|Reading||3 – 5 passages withg 12 – 14 questions||60 – 100 minutes|
|Listening||2 – 3 conversations with 5 questions each|
4 – 6 lectures with 6 questions each
|60 – 90 minutes|
|BREAK||5 – 10 minutes|
|Speaking||2 independent tasks|
4 integrated tasks
|Writing||1 integrated task|
1 independent task
|Orientation to the TOEFL iBT||The TOEFL iBT test your ability to understand and use English for academic purposes. There are four sections on the TOEFL with special directions for each section.|
|Reading Section||The Reading section tests your ability to understand reading passages like those in college
textbooks. There are three passages on the short format and five passages on the long format. After each
passage, you will answer 12 – 14 questions about it.
|Listening Section||The listening sections test your ability to understand spoken English that is typical of interactions
and academic speech on college campuses. During the test, you will listen to conversations and lectures
and answer questions about them. There are two conversations and four lectures on the short format and
three conversations and six lectures on the long format.
|Speaking Section||The Speaking sections test your ability to communicate in English in an academic setting. During
the test, you will be presented with six speaking questions. The questions ask for a response to a single
question, a conversation, a talk, or a lecture.
|Writing Section||The Writing section tests our ability to write essays in English similar to those that you would write
in college courses. During the test, you will write one essay about an academic topic and one essay
about a familiar topic.
TOEFL® Reading 1:1(2hrs) + writing 1:1(2hrs)+L/C 1:4(2hrs)+speaking 1:4(2hrs)
For a student to be legible to register for TOEFL classes, he / she must have a TOEIC score of at least 650 and pass the diagnostic test conducted in CNN and get a Level 4 score. (Intermediate level and above)
|Class Type||TOEFL Section||Descriptions|
|Reading Comprehension||- skimming for general understanding to the text- scanning for specific information
- Reading gist- Reading in detail
- Increasing reading speed
- Increasing vocabulary
|Writing tasks||- forming ideas and develop an argument
- usage of relevant connecting worlds
- Producing coherent writing
-Summarizing main points of a lecture and reading passage
- Formulating a written response
|Listening Comprehension||- listening for main ideas and supporting information
- recognizing intonation patterns
- Understanding the speaker’s opinion
- Understanding interesls
Memorizing information from a lecture
|Speaking Tasks||- improving fluency and coherence - pronunciation. word stress and intonation
- Summarizing information from a written Text, conversation. And formulating a spoken response
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